Cree Leggings Made of Painted Caribou Hide

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Our ancestors painted vertical stripes on our hide clothing along the seam lines. Red from the mineral ochre and yellow from fish glue were the most common colours used. These painted caribou hide leggings from the turn of the eighteenth century are likely the earliest pair that has survived.



Clothing, Hide and Fur Preparation, Hunting and Fishing, Leggings, Hoods and Caps


The Historical and Contemporary Legacy

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Canadian Museum of Civilization

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